I made this for a colleague’s daughter and she loves it! I used two skeins of Yarn Bee Surprise Yummy white. I used two different hooks and a basic poncho starter pattern diagram I found online. I did a simple double crochet stitch border and for the collar I did a simple single crochet stitch for about 6 rows. Then I added a pompon to complete it.
This has been an undertaking! My mom gave me her old double strand of beads with a vintage onyx clasp from the 60′s to clean up and repair. Unfortunately the beads were so old, the coating was coming off so I decided to get all new beads and learn how to knot them. After a few lessons in knotting from my friend Clay Burnette, I found that Griffin silk cord in size 8 was the best option. I knotted each strand, cleaned the clasp, and created a whole new necklace just in time for Valentine’s day.
Laying out the beads before knotting:
Below is the original clasp with some original beads:
Griffin silk cord, size 8 and starting the knotting:
vintage clasp cleaned and ready:
after knotting both strands, I used glue to make sure the findings would stay in place:
Close up of clasp on finished necklace:
And finally, the finished necklace!
I’m finally getting around to posting his finished scarf. This is from one huge hank of bamboo wrapped wool yarn I got from the Fibre Studio Shop in Charlotte NC. I think it was 720 yds. I can’t find the label but remember it was five ply sport weight. The yarn was a little difficult to work with at first but I got use to it.
Here is a traditional wave/ripple stitch using Classic Alpaca yarn in green. I remember getting this yarn at Island Knits last year while I was on Pawley’s Island, SC. I certainly recommend visiting their shop while you’re at the beach. They have lots of great yarn and friendly staff